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Major: 5033N
Effective Term: 2024 Spring   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 6
CIP Code: 11.1001

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career in the following job fields:
15-1211.00 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1212.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1244.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1231.00 Computer Network Support Specialists

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in the following job fields:
11-3021.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers
15-1241.00 Computer Network Architects

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in VMware Systems Administrator program is designed to help students prepare for VMware industry certifications and work in a variety of information technology environments including software defined data centers. The program introduces vSphere and VMware ESXi server in the enterprise and covers many aspects of virtualization for VMware ESXi server administration. It includes advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure and is designed to prepare students for the VMware VCA and VCP certification exams. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

Learning Outcomes
1. Apply virtualization concepts to hardware hierarchies. (CIS197)
2. Design, install, configure, and manage VMware environments including basic network functions. (CIS197)
3. Optimize and scale vSphere. (CIS198)
4. Troubleshoot and document virtual networks. (CIS197, CIS198)
5. Build an enterprise level virtual network infrastructure using industry best practices. (CIS197, CIS198)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.
Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

Required Courses
+ CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3
+ CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 3
Credits: 6

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.